Study humans, past and present, in the Anthropology BS program at the University of Central Missouri. UCM’s bachelor’s degree in Anthropology teaches you how to investigate and record human nature as you dive deep into explorations of biological and cultural identity.
At UCM, you’ll learn about an exciting range of topics from supportive, expert faculty. Explore past societies with an archaeologist. Better understand human evolution from a biological anthropologist. You can even gain insight into contemporary living populations from a mentor who focuses on cultural anthropology.
While you learn, you and a tight-knit group of peers will get the support you need for your future success.
What can you do with an Anthropology degree from UCM?
UCM’s undergraduate Anthropology degree program emphasizes interactive, high-value learning activities, such as study tours, excavations, lab work, ethnographic interviews and focused internships. These practical and professional experiences teach you how to think critically, analyze data and write effectively, preparing you for a job in almost any field after graduation — both within the field of anthropology and outside it.
Jeff Yelton, Ph.D.
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Studies
15:1 program student-to-faculty ratio
#5 best anthropology program
The University of Central Missouri’s bachelor’s in Anthropology offers many fascinating courses. Learn about the anthropology of food. Discover the exciting world of archaeology. You can also explore hoaxes and myths in popular culture and learn to think critically about them.
Your education doesn’t stop in the classroom, though. One of our most popular courses, Anthropological Study Tour, takes you abroad to the United Kingdom. There, you’ll tour museums and historic sites and assess the material they present to the public and how they make it accessible. All classes in UCM’s bachelor’s degree in Anthropology program will help you learn about:
You’ll graduate with an understanding of the nature of humans as evolving beings, and you’ll better appreciate the cultural diversity that makes up our world.
Gain invaluable experience as you earn your undergraduate Anthropology degree at the UCM. Exciting opportunities will help you better understand the course material and how to apply your bachelor’s in Anthropology after you graduate:
Because of the applicable skills you’ll learn in your study of anthropology, you won’t be limited to only one professional track after graduation. What can you do with an anthropology degree, then? Pursue fulfilling careers working in:
If your plans don’t involve immediately entering the job market, you’ll be prepared to succeed in a graduate program. Nearly half of our alumni with BS in Anthropology degrees go on to graduate school. Past students entered programs at the University of Central Missouri as well as other universities, such as New York University, Texas A&M, Tulsa University, the University of Missouri - Kansas City and the University of Wisconsin.
You won’t have to plan your next steps alone. Our program faculty will mentor you. This includes coaching workshops, so you can create effective and powerful graduate school applications to increase your chances of getting accepted.
What can you do with an anthropology degree beyond all of this?
Through the interactive tool below, discover job opportunities, salary potential and the projected career growth for students who graduate with an Anthropology degree from UCM.
The University of Central Missouri puts your bachelor’s in Anthropology within reach. We offer many ways to help you finance your undergraduate education. This means you can graduate with a high-value degree and low student debt. Among other options, we help make college affordable by providing access to scholarships, grants, tuition awards and loans.
In addition to UCM's offerings, you can explore a variety of federal financial aid options, including federal work study.
We also offer scholarships specifically for students who focus on the study of anthropology, including:
You can learn more about program-specific scholarships at the UCM Scholarship Finder.
Take your degree further.
Continue your education at UCM by entering a related graduate program that can deepen the skills you learned in your undergraduate degree in Anthropology.
Make yourself more marketable.
Supplement your bachelor’s in Anthropology with a minor that pairs well with the undergraduate course material:
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